If the dreamer is the one telling the lie, then he or she needs to beware of setbacks generated by his or her own foolish actions. Caution in all departments of life is definitely called for. If someone else told the lie, however, it is a dream of contrary: success and good fortune lie ahead.
Dreaming of lying to authority figures, or in court, indicates that honesty is definitely going to be the best policy for some time: Do NOT lie to anyone! If someone else lies to authority figures, however, it is a sign that you will benefit from someone else’s mistakes – and soon.